Nonetheless -...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Nonetheless, after King  Frederick the Great  of Prussia introduced some Enlightenment  ideas from other parts of Europe, a small  German Enlightenment  (often known by its  German name, the  Aufklärung ) began, although it went off in an entirely different  direction from the English or French movements. The German Enlightenment never  subjected religion to the same scrutiny as in other countries; in fact, the Aufklärung  retained a somewhat mystical view of the world, with some of Germany’s leading writers  adhering to the idea of combining reason with religion. The first major figure in the German Enlightenment was the brilliant  Gottfried Wilhelm  Leibniz  (1646–1716), who began his career in law but quickly moved out into other  fields. Mathematically, he was Newton’s equal, as the gentlemen both “discovered”  calculus  at the same time. Although the two would bicker for some time over proper 
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online